The most basic of apps can be used as a server by simply downloading and executing it on a client machine, according to Google’s Chrome developer guide.
When the app is launched, Chrome will send out a RESTful GET request to the server.
This is a way to get the browser to interact with a device in a way that the client doesn’t have to.
If the browser encounters a request that it cannot respond to (e.g. a user is logged out of Chrome), the server will not be able to serve it.
The response is written to the device.
If the device has access to an HTTPS-enabled web server, it can process the response.
In this case, Chrome serves the user’s app and not the server’s.
This type of server is known as a web server.
Chrome provides several options for making it a web service.
For more information about the Chrome web server and web server design, see the Chrome Developer’s Guide.
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